Actually, it was more like 24 hours. But that doesn’t make for nearly as awesome of a headline.
With only 250 Limited Edition Chroma36 sets made, the demand was real. Yesterday at 2 p.m. we launched these 36 color, 7 mode beasts, and according to our figures, 75 percent of them got scooped up that very same day. The final set was sold at 1:27 p.m. PST today.
From the moment the Chroma36’s dropped, the gloving community absolutely could not stop talking about them. We were all going nuts over the crazy new Edge mode, which you can see beautifully performed by our very own [GG] Medusa in the performance video above.
I was lucky enough to grab the very first set
On top of that, we were lucky to have three out-of-state glovers in the mix to show off Strobie, Dash Dop and Seizure Strobe. 16-year-old [MOB] Vex threw down from Florida, and [IM] Puppet and [IM] Mez came in from the Aloha Nation as they prepare to wreck some faces at Hard Summer this weekend.
One of the things we’ve learned as a company is that not every chip release has to be the next big tech revolution. It’s humbling to know that our fans appreciate updates and limited releases on our entire line of products. The Elements are undoubtedly still the king of chips, but this year we’ve also had extremely successful launches of the ezLite 2.0 and the eLite 4.0 Casings. We’re excited to continue making improvements to our most popular products while simultaneously keeping on the cutting edge of light show technology.
The awesome new capabilities of the Chroma36 came out of a collaboration of ideas between Vex, [PM]Cypher and our newest engineering intern/microlight tech expert Joel Rivera.
“It’s cool to know that something I coded is going to make 250 people out there very happy,” Rivera said. “Not to mention all the people they give shows to.”
Every Chroma36 package will come with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity by the Founder/CEO himself Brian Lim, and this blogger was lucky enough to snag #1. Don’t get too jealous, now…
“The gloving community has proven time and time again that they just love the Chroma,” Lim said. “The response to the 36 has been so awesome to see.”
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